N.Y. State Releases CAP Funds to Yeshivos

ALBANY -

The New York State Department of Education offered yeshivos, Bais Yaakovs and other nonpublic schools in the Empire State a dose of good news Thursday when it announced the imminent release of the Comprehensive Attendance Program (CAP) funding for the 2012-13 school year.

Out of a total of $160 million for schools across the state for CAP and Mandated Services, yeshivos will receive approximately $15 million for the upcoming school year, an increase of about $5 million over the previous year’s budget.

In a release, Agudath Israel said that most nonpublic schools have already completed the Mandated Services Aid application process and provided all the necessary information to calculate their CAP reimbursement. However, the CAP funding was unavailable until this week.  Yeshivos can expect to receive all the money within the next few weeks.

Schools that did not yet complete the CAP applications process can contact the State Education Department and file an amendment to their original 2012-13 claim.